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" Slaves cannot breathe in England ; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free ; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. "
Poems - Page 35
by William Cowper - 1790 - 298 pages
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Crowns of Glory, Tears of Blood

1997 - 378 pages
...the wave, That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England. If their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That is noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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Civilization and Black Progress: Selected Writings of Alexander Crummell on ...

Alexander Crummell, Southern Texts Society - 1995 - 265 pages
...bones." Shakespeare, Julius Caesar 3.2.81-82. 5. "Slaves cannot breathe in England, if their lungs / Receive our air, that moment they are free; / They touch our country, and their shackles fall." William Cowper, The Task 2.40-42. 6. "The fair humanities of old religion." Samuel...
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Classical Economics: January 1819 to January 1820

Donald Rutherford - 1999 - 512 pages
...subject: it might have occurred to him that 'Slaves cannot breathe in England: if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free! They touch our country and their shackles fall. That's noble! and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing.' Of this, however,...
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Slave Narratives

James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner, William Wells Brown, Ellen Craft, Henry Bibb, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Ann Jacobs, Jacob D. Green, William Craft - 2000 - 1035 pages
...THE ESCAPE OF WILLIAM AND ELLEN CRAFT FROM SLAVERY. "Slaves cannot breathe in England: if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. " COWPER. LONDON: WILLIAM TWEEDIE, 337, STRAND. i860. Ellen Craft, the fugitive slave....
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Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform ...

Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland, Jane Rendall - 2000 - 303 pages
...slave lands in England; you know what one of our best poets said, that if their lungs but breathed our air, that moment they are free; they touch our country and their shackles fall. But how is it with an Englishman? Why an Englishman, if he goes to the Cape, he can...
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William Cowper: Selected Poems

William Cowper - 2003 - 119 pages
...wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs 40 Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country, and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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The Poetry of Slavery: An Anglo-American Anthology, 1764-1865

Marcus Wood - 2003 - 704 pages
...the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loos'd. Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then,...
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North Carolina Slave Narratives: The Lives of Moses Roper, Lunsford Lane ...

William L. Andrews, David Alexander Davis - 2003 - 279 pages
...lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it." "Slaves cannot breathe in England; If their lungs receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country and their shackles fall." Cowper.16 When I reached Liverpool, I proceeded to Dr. Raffles, and handed my letters...
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His Brother's Blood: Speeches and Writings, 1838-64

Owen Lovejoy, William Ann Moore - 2004 - 432 pages
...sentiment is breathed forth in the verse of Cowper: "Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free; They touch our country and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud And jealous of the blessing. Spread it then...
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The Cambridge Companion to Harriet Beecher Stowe

Cindy Weinstein - 2004 - 250 pages
...the wave That parts us, are emancipate and loosed. Slaves cannot breathe in England, if their lungs Receive our air, that moment they are free, They touch our country and their shackles fall. That's noble, and bespeaks a nation proud. (lines 39-45)18 Cowper's words here, which...
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